The GBA suspended Mr. Ntiamoah-Boakye on June 26, 2023, citing a serious offence of misconduct, disrespect, and insubordination for organizing a boxing bout despite a ban on noise-making by the Ga State.
In response to the GBA's action, a statement released by Nuno Akwaa Mensah III, the Highest Priest of the Ga Traditional Area, stated, “It is unfortunate to get to know that the GBA has suspended the licence of Mr. Ntiamoah-Boakye and his company for two years based on flouting the laws of ban on drumming and noise making, which reports given to my office were otherwise.”
“As my office is to keep our age-old sacred customs and traditions, and to punish accordingly any group or individual flouting such laws, my office would also not support injustice to any group or individual based on tribe, creed, or race,” the statement said.
It added that the GBA had the right to suspend its members based on its rules and regulations, but Ga State had to distance itself from the suspension based on flouting traditional rules.
The GBA has faced huge criticism from various boxing stakeholders who have expressed their displeasure with the decision to ban Mr. Ntiamoah and his outfit, S3 Boxing Promotions.